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Sony is bringing TV streaming to iPad with PlayStation Vue

The TV streaming wars are about to find their way to the iPad thanks to Sony. The company announced today its first true push into the television streaming realm with PlayStation Vue, a service that will bring streaming content to PlayStation devices as well as the iPad, and it's a shot fired...

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Sony wants you to buy whole albums so badly they made an app for it

iTunes changed music in a number of ways, but one of the biggest impacts was the freedom it gave consumers to purchase only the music they absolutely needed. Buying a couple of songs here, and a couple more there, meant that "filler" songs would no longer cut it, and in order to entice someone to...

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Steve Jobs' wise decision to avoid Blu-ray

With Blu-ray sales losing steam, Apple's decision to avoid the format altogether seems smarter than ever. Just last week, Sony warned shareholders that revenue from the company's 2013 fiscal year would be much lower than previously anticipated. This was, of course, in large part due to Sony's...

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Xbox One SmartGlass vs. PlayStation App: Battle of the second screens

In the past two weeks the gaming world got a jolt of life in the form of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and while the previous game console generation was all about motion controls, it's clear that the new machines will use second screen functionality and apps as major weapons of war. Both...

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Smart Converter provides free media format conversion for OS X

Smart Converter (free) provides a way to drag, drop and convert a wide range of media from one format to another. You drop a file, choose an output format and click to convert to popular device formats from iOS and Apple TV to Sony, Samsung, Android and more. The price is, of course, right for...

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Sony shows off PlayStation iOS app slated to launch with PlayStation 4

Helping to cement Sony's embrace of iOS as an ally rather than a competitor, Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida has offered some additional details of the official PlayStation app that is scheduled to launch alongside the PlayStation 4 console when it launched in November. The app...

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Sony gives up trying to compete with iOS for gaming, would rather use it as a tool

As iOS developers begin to rake in greater and greater profits, the question over whether mobile titles pose a threat to traditional console gaming grows more relevant. Sony, according to a GamesIndustry interview with Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida, has shifted away from...

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Official PlayStation iOS app to launch in November

Sony announced a November release date for the PlayStation 4 companion app for iOS and Android along with its new console at the Tokyo Game Show 2013, reports Polygon. The PlayStation App will launch on November 15 in the US and November 29 in Europe. The PlayStation App lets you use your iOS...

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Sony takes aim at Apple TV with PS Vita TV, a budget-priced streaming, gaming station

Today, Sony announced the PS Vita TV, a small set-top, budget-priced multimedia streaming station that directly competes with Apple TV. The basic US$95 set gives users the basic streaming utilities they've come to expect from devices like Apple TV and Roku, including Hulu and movie rentals....

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How smartphones mean 'game over' for consoles, portable game systems

If there's one Wall Street analyst who consistently makes sense when it comes to computing and mobility, it's Asymco's Horace Dediu. On a regular basis, Dediu charts the sales and shipping information released by consumer electronics companies like Apple and is able to spot trends that spell...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10/DSC-QX100 smartphone lenses to ship later this month

Rumors have been flying about a pair of camera lens accessories from Sony that will work with the iPhone and Android phones. Now AppleInsider is reporting that details have been leaked on the Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 (about US$250) and DSC-QX100 (about $500), both of which are set to be announced...

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PS3 thriller Beyond: Two Souls lets players use the iPhone as a controller

Drawing casual players into an intense sci-fi storyline on the PlayStation 3 isn't easy, but Beyond: Two Souls developer Quantic Dream thinks it may have found a solution. The upcoming thriller will allow players to use their smartphones and tablets to control the characters, adding a decidedly...

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Sony Music Unlimited for iOS gains offline mode, high-quality streaming

Sony Music Unlimited (free) has only been available for iOS for about a year, but those who have embraced the service for their Apple products will get a treat soon -- an update that not only provides higher-quality streaming, but also adds offline playback of music. In the offline mode, users...

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Rovio teams up with Sony for the Angry Birds movie, coming July 2016

Rovio has announced, via tweet and then by news release, that it has lined up a deal and a date with Sony Pictures to distribute the upcoming Angry Birds movie. Rovio's been working on putting the frustrated fowl into a motion picture for a while, but this announcement makes it more or less a...

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Sony waives its publishing fee; Would Apple ever do the same?

Video-game maker Sony has been making a big push for independent developers lately, both on its handheld PS Vita system and on its upcoming PlayStation 4 console, and yesterday, the company took another big step. Sony has decided to waive its usual US$99 fee for PlayStation Mobile developers,...

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